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NRA backs ban on gun sales for terror suspects


PUBLISHED Wed, June 15, 2016 - 12:56pm EDT


The National Rifle Association (NRA) has voiced its support for a ban on gun sales to people who are suspected of links to terrorism, as long as law-abiding citizens have the means to be removed from watchlists. (more)





Wednesday's statement came just days after a gunman opened fire at a nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others in the nation's worst ever mass shooting. The gunman, Omar Mateen, said he carried out the attack in support of the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

"The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period," said Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "Anyone on a terror watchlist who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing."

Cox added that if any investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court and block the sale of weapons. "At the same time, due process protections should be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watchlist to be removed," he added.

The NRA's statement came after a meeting with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has received the organization's endorsement. Sunday's shooting massacre in Orlando has renewed calls for stricter gun control, especially for those investigated for links to terrorism.





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